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Monday, Sept. 18

RSuite Tech Day

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast

8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
RSuite 101:  A Developer's Overview

8:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Introduction to Semantics (Concepts, RDF, OWL, SPARQL)

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Break & Networking

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
RSuite Semantics for Better Content Management

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch & Networking

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
RSuite and Semantics for Visualization

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Federated Search with RSuite and DataARCH

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Break & Networking

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Implementing RSuite Edit

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Automated Composition using RSuite Publish


Welcome Reception

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Network with RSuite staff, partners, consultants, and customers at our reception the evening of September 18.  Enjoy complimentary food and spirits.


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Tuesday, Sept. 19

RSuite User Conference Sessions

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast

8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Newcomer’s Demo:  Introduction to RSuite

  • Rob Smilowitz – Director, Sales Engineering, Orbis Technologies

If you’re new to RSuite or simply curious to see an updated demo, this session is for you.  Our head of Sales Engineering, Rob Smilowitz, will be giving a guided tour, highlighting keys features and functionality of RSuite.

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements

  • David Turner – Sr. Director, Client Relationships and Development, Orbis Technologies

  • Brian Ippolito – CEO, Orbis Technologies


9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
RSuite Past and Present

  • Lisa Bos – Corporate EVP of Content Management Software, Orbis Technologies

Join Lisa Bos for a quick look back at 10+ years of RSuite, followed by highlights from the past 12 months.

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Customer Panel:  Why Semantics?

  • Sara Sharman – Head of Content Services, The IET

  • John Shaw – VP, Publishing Technologies, SAGE Publishing

Our first customer panel explores the real-world experiences of publishing who have invested in semantics solutions.  Moderated by Lisa Bos, panelists John Shaw and Sara Sharman will share some of what they have done and what they plan to do with semantic technologies, discussing challenges and answering tough questions related to ROI.

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Break & Networking

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Industry Expert Panel:  What's Trending Next?

  • John Bond – Principal, Riverwinds Consulting

  • Mike Sherlock – Senior Consultant, Delta Think

  • Robin Tomlin – President & CEO, Artlin Consulting

Based on customer feedback, we’re trying something new this year – an industry experts panel.  Hosted by Jeff Wood from Orbis, this panel of consultants will explore what’s trending in the content technology space and then answer questions from the RSuite Community.

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch & Networking

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
MarkLogic Keynote: After 10 years, the Forecast is Innovations Ahead!  

  • Matt Turner – CTO, Media & Entertainment, MarkLogic

From actually managing and working inside documents to agile CMS, we’ve come a long way in the content space and RSuite and MarkLogic have been there every step of the way in the 10+ years since the launch of RSuite.

But perfecting content isn’t enough to deliver great information products and solutions. Using semantics to link your content to data and users, focusing on the customer and tackling digital transformation all promise to make the coming years just as exciting.

In this Keynote, Matt Turner, MarkLogic’s CTO for Media & Entertainment, will cover some of the highlights of the MarkLogic RSuite partnership and the trends and challenges ahead for all of us in the information industries.

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
RSuite Lightning Round Demos, Part 1

  • Rob Smilowitz – Director, Sales Engineering, Orbis Technologies

  • Jeff Wood – SVP Enterprise Business Development, Orbis Technologies

RSuite lightning demos are back! These rapid-fire sessions highlight new features and cutting-edge client solutions we’ve been working on.

Jeff and Rob will jolt the audience out of its post-lunch malaise and share a slew of ideas for customers to take home.

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Customer Panel:  Managing Change

  • Leslie Padgett – VP, Publishing & Workflow Technology, Macmillan Publishers

  • Matt Adlai-Gail – VP, eLearning & Multimedia, StayWell

  • Orice Williams Brown – Managing Director, Financial Markets & Community Investment, GAO

In our afternoon panel, attendees have the unique chance to hear from (and ask questions of) three very different publishing organizations.  David Turner from Orbis will facilitate the group, which features Leslie Padgett, Matt Adlai-Gail, and Orice Williams Brown, examining the impact RSuite makes on their teams and how they have been able to successfully manage the difficulties of implementing change.

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Break & Networking

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lightning Round Demos, Part 2

  • Heather Dianno – Project Manager, Product Development, Orbis Technologies

  • Brian Regan – Software Quality Analyst, Orbis Technologies

Because customers love the lightning demos so much, this year we’ve added a second round.  Watch members of the RSuite team walk the tightrope as they unveil more new functionality they’ve been working on in a live demo…with no net!

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
RSuite Future:  Product Roadmap

  • Lisa Bos – Corporate EVP of Content Management Software, Orbis Technologies

The session allows the RSuite Community to hear directly from the head of our Product Management team about the future direction of our technology.  Attendees get a sneak peek at what’s next for RSuite, and firsthand knowledge about upcoming product functionality, features, and architectural enhancements.

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Please note the conference agenda is subject to change.

Conference at a Glance

The RSuite User Conference is a must if you’re
  • Evaluating RSuite
  • Planning an RSuite project
  • Looking to get more out of RSuite

Day 1: Technical Training for technologists and business experts

Day 2: The latest features, what's next, and insight from customers

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